NIGERIA:WPL SUPER 4 OPENER SET FOR SEPTEMBER 9


The opening match of the 2017 Nigeria Women Premier League Super Four mini League will be flagged off in Benin City on September 9, with Nasarawa Amazons taking on Bayelsa Queens in the opening match. In the draw conducted yesterday in Lagos, Delta Queens will also clash with three time champions, Rivers Angels on match day one. 

On match day 2, Rivers Angels will take on Nasarawa Amazons in the first match of the day while Bayelsa Queens and Delta Queens play afterwards. The final day of the round-robin play-off will see Nasarawa Amazons take on Delta Queens while Rivers Angels lock horns with Bayelsa Queens. The first two teams qualify for the final and winner of the final match will emerge champions of the 2016/17 Nigerian Women Premier League. 

Speaking at the draw, Chairperson of the Nigerian Women Premier League, Aisha Falode said the Super Four was the first in the history of women football in the country. She said that leading to the Super Four League, the season ran its full course without walkovers of cancellation of matches. “All the matches were won and lost on the pitch,” she said as she expressed appreciation to the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation for their support and guidance in her board’s bid to reposition women football in the country. Falode also thanked the Edo State government for “graciously accepting to be our host.”

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